Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager - Reservoir (CYF3)

Job posted: 02/02/2024
Applications close: 25/02/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $89,161 - $100,293

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DOJ/YJ0571_FEB

Reference: DOJ/YJ0571_FEB

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $89,161 - $100,293

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Make a difference to young people and your community
  • Full time, ongoing role based working with dedicated professionals  
  • Comprehensive training provided upon commencement and throughout your career

 “This is a prioritised role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010”

About us

The Youth Justice team provides community-based supervision and a range of case management and support services for young people who are appearing before, or have been sentenced by, the Children's Court, Children's Aboriginal Court and adult criminal courts and who have been placed on youth justice supervised orders.

About the role

The Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager is a specialist role, acknowledging the over representation of Aboriginal young people in the criminal justice system and the need to provide a culturally based approach with a commitment to diversion, rehabilitation and re-integration into the community. Through innovative and culturally sensitive approaches, the Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager will lead the day-to-day statutory supervision, assessment and case management of young Aboriginal people with complex needs, challenging behaviours and/or high-profile young people on statutory orders issued by the courts or Youth Parole Board.

Based primarily in Reservoir, the role provides holistic and comprehensive services to young people to increase opportunities for enhanced quality of life and community inclusion. This includes undertaking complex and advanced assessments, leading a care team, implementing and reviewing plans and goal setting, monitoring progress, advocacy and referrals.

About you:

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting on it.
  • Thorough understanding of the Youth Justice System, particularly the principles and philosophy underpinning relevant legislation and the Victorian Youth Justice program.
  • Understanding of the principles of case management and case work and a range of assessment and interventions relevant to the age, gender, developmental stage and offending related needs of the young person

A Bachelor of Social Work or Advanced Diploma in Community Services Work is highly desirable. Other tertiary qualifications at Advanced Diploma or above will be considered, only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and has had supervised practical work placements.

A full driver's licence is required due to the need to respond to emergencies across the state at short notice and outside business hours as required.

A current employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

For further information about this position, please contact Mardi Bowers - Team Leader, Youth Justice at Mardi.Bowers@justice.vic.gov.au or 0447 466 789.

Information session

Interested in learning more about this position and hearing from our dedicated staff? Join us for an online info session facilitated by Recruitment Services and Youth Justice where we will discuss the role and where you will be able to ask questions.

When: Tuesday 20 February 2024 at 5:30 pm

Where: Microsoft Teams. Please CLICK HERE to register for the session.

Why work with us?

At the Department of Justice and Community and Safety, we provide every person with the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in a diverse, equitable and supportive environment.

We look for people who are prepared to do their very best in line with our values and behaviours. Our values shape and influence how we recruit, train and develop our staff and build relationships with stakeholders. 

We will also provide you with professional development opportunities, an employee assistance program, access to job opportunities across the Victorian Government, salary packaging and much more.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Workforce Unit throughout the recruitment process. Aboriginal candidates are encouraged to contact Aboriginalworkforce@justice.vic.gov.au if they would like cultural support and guidance through the application process.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager - Reservoir (CYF3)

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Mardi Bowers - Team Leader, Youth Justice | Mardi.Bowers@justice.vic.gov.au or 0447 466 789

Aboriginal Advanced Case Manager - Reservoir (CYF3)